100 years ago: A specimen of ore that was brought to Durango from a property two miles north of Needleton was conservatively estimated at “$30,000 to the ton.”
75 years ago: It had been 14 years since Guy Shepard and Graden Weinland closed on a purchase of interest in the Channell Motor Co.
50 years ago: Preliminary registration figures indicated that Fort Lewis College would have about 200 more students on campus during the winter trimester compared with the year before.
25 years ago: The Durango City Council, during a meeting, revisited the proposal for the “semi-rural” 180-acre Rockridge subdivision and its private road system.
Most items in this column are taken from The Durango Herald archives, Center of Southwest Studies and Animas Museum. Accuracy of content may not be verified.